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Comprehensive Child Protection in Slums of India

The project aims to work with the exploited and at-risk children from poor and marginalised families living in the urban slums of Coimbatore, India with the overall objective of improved access to education, health, child protection and socio-economic development, and social protection for their families.

Children from urban slums in India are highly vulnerable to exploitaiton

Anne Priya

Project Officer


Coimbatore city has a total of 319 pockets of slums with 46,650 households. The majority of the population (slums and suburban areas in Coimbatore) live in single-room houses with tiled roofs and poor /absent basic amenities. 

In addition to the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the families, the major protection concerns/violation of child rights could be summarised as under: 

  • Children being out of school
  • Worst forms of child labour
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse 
  • Drug and alcohol use 
  • Early pregnancy


  • Improved access to education, vocational training and health
  • Promoting children and adolescents as ‘change agents’ to sustain education, health, social protection, livelihood, and child protection outcomes.
  • Building capacities of of individuals in a process of community change


Baseline study
Promotion of Child Protection Committee
Working with Relevant Stakeholders
Children as Change Agents
Enhanced health care outreach
Social Protection


Education, Health Care and Child Protection
Social Protection

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